The Board of Directors of the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, ADFCA, held its regular meeting yesterday under the chairmanship of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the ADFCA.
At the meeting, the Board approved a proposal to provide the farmers of Madinat Zayed in the Western Region, Al Gharbia, with sewage treatment facilities and reviewed a report focused on environmental, health and safety management.
The Board also discussed mechanisms to take advantage of the expertise found in the private sector to improve economic returns, reviewed a report about those people participating in the feed support programme, and another report about the obstacles and risks when carrying out strategic projects.
Sheikh Mansour expressed his appreciation for the efforts of the ADFCA in improving the quality of life for citizens and residents in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. He also praised the development of the agriculture sector and livestock development, noting the level of confidence that has taken root among consumers about the food that is being sold in markets, a trust that is resulting in more progress throughout the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Sheikh Mansour also spoke of the need for the rationalisation of water used in agriculture and coordination with the Environment Authority of Abu Dhabi, adding that farmers should comply with requirements for using water for agricultural crops and not over-irrigate their crops, which results in wasting vital supplies of water.
Sheikh Mansour underscored the need to define the strategic objectives of the initiatives and programmes being carried out. He also said it is important to determine the targeted goals expected to be reached with every initiative or programme, taking into account the role of relevant governmental bodies and strengthening cooperation and coordination with them.
He additionally stressed the importance of having a clear mechanism for carrying out projects to complete the elements that will guarantee the success of any project.
Sheikh Mansour also highlighted the need to deal with those programmes and activities associated with livestock from an economic perspective for the benefit of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and breeders, while emphasising the importance of increasing productivity on the nation’s farms.
The meeting was attended by members of the Board of Directors of the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority